In my WWU (Weekly Wrap Up), I compile some of the latest trends in the food industry, breaking news and cool things of interest. It’s all about the baking, cooking and general shenanigans brought to you live from the world wide web.
Here’s this week’s lineup:
Travel: The All Mighty Chocolate Cruise
The world is officially a wonderful place. Not only can you take a cruise to one of your favorite glorious locations, but you can now do so while enjoying one of the earth’s most glorious creations — chocolate. Read more.
Tip: Use a Pillowcase to Dry Lettuce
Of all the random kitchen hacks, this may be one of the strangest – spin freshly washed greens in a pillowcase? Yes, it actually works. We now get save valuable space in our kitchen cupboards by tossing out that clunky salad spinner and breaking out and old pillowcase. Seems like a win to me. Read more.
Shenanigans: “Weird Al” Yankovic’s Foil
Here’s Weird Al Yankovic with a parody of Lorde’s popular song ‘Royals.’ After wrapping your lunch in foil, “…eat it when you’re ready…. but maybe you’ll choose — you’ll choooooose — a refreshing herbal tea.” Watch now.
Science: Fermented Mushrooms Could Make Chocolate Less Bitter
An upstart U.S. food technology company has developed a unique fermentation process using mushrooms to reduce bitterness in cocoa beans that it believes will cut sugar content in chocolate candy. Does this statement excite you with the possibility of less sugar consumed, or make you wonder if you’ll end up with a schroom-y kimchi mess? Read more.
News: The “Coolest” Cooler
The Coolest cooler has almost $7 million dollars raised in Kickstarter funding with quite a few days left to go. It’s what one would call a viral fundraising effort all for people who are jonesing after the cooler of the future. Read more.
Product: Scoops Up
Ice cream scoops have come a long way since the early days. Now more ergonomically friendly, slightly warming, or just plain cool in design, these scoops desired to be learned about and used. Read more.
Entertainment: Best Food Movies to Stream on Netflix
Hankering for a weekend of cooking and lounging? Fire up your Netflix account (paid or borrowed) and drool over food, family and a chef’s life. Watch now.